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Farming Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob explains how to use ‘should’, ‘should have’ and some expressions used in giving directions.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


i'm the new user please guide me

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hi..thanx my dear for your clarrifications am so gratefull.

thanks...mam aisha. finally i am here. i want to become a good speaker. and also english instructer. please tell me step by step aproach. my e-mail adress is xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx

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Hi, I can't catch some words Rob says at time code 00:10 - You found the farmhouse ..........

Hello Aung Thet Naing,

At 0:10, Rob says 'So you found the farmhouse in the end?'

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Hi...I get harder to differentiate the word accross and along in the direction can you help me please. when and where should i do across and along.

Hello MamaAisha,

'Across' is generally used when we go from one side to the other, such as when we go across a bridge. We often use across with nouns like bridge, road, street, room, field, country, sea, ocean and river.

'Along' generally means going in the same direction rather than from one side to the other.  We can go along a road (this time following it towards its end rather than going from one side to the other), a path or a corridor, for example.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.  Remember that you can use our Cambridge Dictionaries Online search tool (on the right of this page) to look up words like this.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi ;
(Across)ex:Go across the street . ~> means go to the other side of the street . for example if you are on the right side of the street , you will go to the left side of the street .
(Along)ex:Go along the street . ~>means go and continue walikng . ____________
that shape is for goning along somewhere . I hope this was Helpful . ( sorry if it isn't clear )